posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 03:12 PM
reply to post by all2human
I agree that this is terrible, but Assad needs to stand against NATO. If he stands against them and wins this war then it will have saved many
millions in the inevitable Iran-Israel/US war. It may even be enough of a threat to stop Israel's attack on Iran.
Think of it this way;
Iran only has one regional ally. Syria. Without Syria they are isolated and could be attacked by Israel/US.
But with Syria, Israel has to constantly watch their flanks and Turkey needs to keep their guard divided (Russia to the North, Greece to the West,
Iran to the East and Syria to the south).
With Syria still a major Iranian ally, the US and Israel are not so sure about attacking Iran. They are going to wait until Syria is out of the
picture before they move onto the tougher country. Otherwise Iran can use their missile systems to wipe out the USN and Saudi oil refineries and Syria
will bomb the cr@p out of Israel.
The death toll from this theoretical war would be too high for the US/Israel to actually go through with so we are seeing an uneasy truce.